Takanori Kono Biography

Takanori Kono (河野 孝典, Kōno Takanori) (born March 7, 1969) is a former Japanese nordic combined skier who competed during the 1990s, winning at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, the Winter Olympics, and the Holmenkollen ski festival.

Kono won three medals at the Winter Olympics, including two golds (3 x 10 km team: 1992, 1994) and a silver (15 km individual: 1994). He also won two gold medals in the team event at the world championships (3 x 10 km: 1993, 4 x 5 km: 1995).

Kono also won the Nordic combined event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1993, becoming the first Asian to win at the prestigious event.

Kono was Deputy Vice Mayor of the Athletes Village at the 1998 Winter Olympics.He is now coach for the Japanese Nordic combined team, a role he has had since 2006.

References

External links

Takanori Kono at the International Ski Federation

Holmenkollen winners since 1892 - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)

Takanori Kono at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)

Other People

Taro Kono
Taro Kono

Japanese Politician

Kohei Kono
Kohei Kono

Boxer

Jungo Kono
Jungo Kono

Footballer

Akira Kono
Akira Kono

Olympic Gymnast

Michiko Kono
Michiko Kono

Amateur International Cricketer

Tensei Kono
Tensei Kono

Japanese Writer

Shuto Kono
Shuto Kono

Footballer

Takaaki Kono
Takaaki Kono

Professional Golfer

Hiromichi Kono
Hiromichi Kono

Japanese Entomologist

Yuka Kono
Yuka Kono

Singer

Taeko Kono
Taeko Kono

Japanese Writer

Rin Kono
Rin Kono

Japanese Go Player